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Newberg Air Conditioning: DIY Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your AC Many homeowners overlook the importance of regular air conditioning unit maintenance in reducing the number of energy expenses and the cost of early replacement, as well as in extending the lifespan of their AC. According to HVAC experts, an AC requires regular attention to make sure that it is operating at its maximum efficiency and to prevent wear over time. A home’s HVAC system (Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning) consists of either a furnace and AC or heat pump, which both cools and heats, and both have interior evaporator and blower, and exterior compressor and condenser coil. The tips and tricks we will share with you applied to whole-home AC or heat pump unit. The dangers of working with an appliance electrical system and its moving parts poses great risk to safety, so you have to turn off your AC power completely and unplug it from the power source or outlet. On the exterior compressor or condenser, find the exterior shut-off box adjacent to the unit, and turn off the power indoors at the breaker box. Next, remove the debris by removing the fan cage using a wrench or screwdriver to remove the fasteners and lift the fan grill or the cage away from the top of the unit, then use a vacuum to remove the debris from the interior. Use a strong stream from a garden hose to clean the fins, spraying inside out to blast any buildup of dirt and debris, and prevent using a pressure washer that may damage the fins. Efficiency in operation is greatly reduced with restricted or reduced air-flow caused by bent fins, so use a commercially available fin straightening tool or butter knife to straighten bent fins, but do it gently to avoid damaging the tubing embedded within the fins. Replace the fan cage once you are done cleaning, rake back debris and leaves outside the condenser and cut any branch, grass or vegetation at least two feet in all directions to ensure unobstructed airflow around the unit. As time passes by, the pad upon which the condenser unit sits may start to tip as the soil settles beneath it, that may affect the functioning, so it is important to check the level and level the unit using rot-resistant shims. When cleaning the evaporator coil, you may have to take out few screws and bolts, and remove foil duct tape, use a soft brush to dust the coils, spray a commercially available no-rinse coil cleaner, draining the drip into the pan, and clean the pan with soap, hot water, and bleach. To clear any growing biological matter for plugged evaporator, use wet/dry vacuum for 2-3 minutes then turn off. Change the blower filter of your HVAC system once before the cooling season starts, and once before the heating season begins. Allow us to help you with your HVAC system through our professional HVAC services, feel free to check our website or homepage for more info.A Simple Plan For Researching Options

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